I went off to Ithaca this morning to help take down the Threads of Change show that has been up sense Dec 1. It was a great show and was well received. The quilt “Glyph I “ was in it as well as this quilt by Anne. “ This is what Social Change Looks Like” and it is one of my favorites from this social change show.
On my return drive I was struck by the colors of winter. There are lots of blacks, grays, whites and browns in the winter landscape. Many tans and gold’s as well plus the occasional dark green of evergreen trees. Mother natures limited pallet was beautifully contrasted by the intense blue of the sky. It was a beautiful drive.
Progress Report: Handbag This is my newest Handbag with my thanks to Regina as she provided me with the fabric. I noticed that the old one was getting tread bare so I made this replacement. This one is large enough to hold a tablet.
Double Joy I am to the quilting stage with this work as well, with the same questions about this quilt as with the letters of Joy II. Sometimes I just need to live with the work a while before I know what to do.
Gold Play I got carried away as usual and this second smaller collage was produced this week. I talked with Susan and she suggested that I try to keep the size format the same for all the weekly pieces so I will do that in the future. Like most of my work I do not see the total vision at the beginning of a series.
Wool 2 This work however has a strong destination. The colors suggest a forest floor to me so I am running with that idea. The bracken is about half way free motion stitched down. Then I got all excited by the idea of doing Indian Pipe as the feather plant so I did a little test this week. This is one possiblesolution. I zigzagged over pipe cleaners that are wrapped with the cut away organza from the Ice project with flower heads made with bits of ribbon. I have two other possible ideas for the pipes and I will try them both before I make the final decision as to what I want to use.
Ice I have started layering the organza on top of the stream bed. The zigzag appliqued cording does indeed look like the line patterns on the surface of the ice so I will move forward on this project this week too.
Handwork I continue to do my daily practice with hand work. I intended to be done with this panel at the end of Jan. But I am not through yet so I will keep working until the pieces is finished. I can alter my goal. I am the director and I make the rules so I can change or break them as I see fit.
Crochet As this photo shows I think I have mastered the shell stitch with my crocket hook. In doing this weekly blog I also take a good look at what I am doing and I feel that I may take all the work out and start for a third time as I think this is a bit narrow for an afghan.
Card- The Emperor In an effort to unify the Tarot challenge that this card is suppose to be a part of- it was suggested that all the folks work on the major arcanna at the same time. That is the starting point for this card. I do not feel to connected to the concept of Emperor so I played with the idea of how the fist Roman emperors came the ranks of soldiers who had good leadership skills.
Dizzying Intensity As I sifted through my collection of paper images that I had collected for collage I did more than one work. I was having too much fun playing with the paper and the images and this card came out of the play. I can’t really say it is part of the Tarot series- the only thing that links it to that idea is the size.
This work too is only part of the series do to size. Sometimes I just cannot help myself. And as to what the mystery is – that is up to the viewer……..